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Beavers are back in Italy after an absence of nearly 500 years as big mammals rebound in Europe

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

After an absence from Italy of nearly 500 years, beavers are back.

The species, which was once widespread across Europe, has been spotted in Italy’s northerly region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

The animals are believed to have wandered over the border from neighbouring Austria or possibly Slovenia.

An adult beaver was filmed by a camera trap in a forest near Tarvisio, a town that lies in the triangle where Italy, Austria and Slovenia converge.

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